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ULTEM Resins Overview

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009029D
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Document File: 4 page(s) / 172K

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Abstract

Polyetherimide engineering thermoplastic materials find utilization in a wide range of extrusion and injection molding applications. This family of polymers forms amorphous plastics with high glass transition temperatures (Tg), high strength, and solubility in selected polar solvents. These polymers find applications in many industries including microelectronics, power electronics, lighting, transportation, and medical equipment. This paper provides an overview of properties of ULTEM polyetherimide resins available from GE Plastics.

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GEP OverviewUltem® Resin Overview


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About Ultem® resins

GEP Highest Heat Amorphous resins: Tg > 200°C

Good Chemical Resistance/ Hydrolytic Stability

Excellent Dimensional stability w/ Low CTE

High Strength to Weight Ratio for an ETP


 

ULTEM 1000
& 1010
  Processability   Physicals
  Regulatory

Awesome flame performance (V0 @ 0.4mm)

Very low smoke toxicity and density

Food and Medical contact and ECO compliance

(FDA, EEC, USP Class VI)

Excellent processability:

  Excellent thermal and high shear stability

  Low and uniform shrinkage

  Hot Runner/Cold Runner Capable

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For more information: www.geplastics.com/resins/materials/ultem.html


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1000

Standard:

1000 series, unfilled

2000 series, glass filled

3000 series, glass/mineral filled

4000 series, wear resistant

7000 series, carbon fiber filled

ATX series, blends with HHPC

5000

 

9000

Aircraft Grades:

9000 series, unfilled

AR9000 series, glass filled

Improved Chemical Resistance:

CRS50x0 series, unfilled

CRS5yx0 series, glass filled

 

STM1500

 

6000

Improved Heat Resistance:

60x0 series, unfilled

6y00 series, filled

Cable extrusion:

STM1500

Versatile Product Portfolio!


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Ultem 5001 v.s. Ultem 1000

5000 series

Molecular design of polymer backbone for improved chemical resistance

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Chemical Resistance

201

207

HDT ( °C,¼' @ 264 psi)

0.25

0.16

Water Adsorption (%,24hr)

82

105

Fracture Strength (psi)

480,000

525,000

Tensile Modulus (psi)

Ultem 1000

Ultem 5001

                     
 

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